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Dispensary - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines usually have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. Appointments need to be booked over the phone or in person.
Some travel vaccinations are available on an NHS prescription and others only privately. At your initial appointment, we will advise you of what is appropriate, making clear any costs. Please click here for details of costs for vaccinations and anti-malarial medication not available on the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) guidance and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please click here for details. A full list of Non-NHS services is displayed on the information boaords at both surgeries.
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